TRENTON - Dozens of vaping enthusiasts gathered in front of the State House in Trenton to protest a bill that would ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes.

If passed, the bill would ban any vape liquid with a flavor other than tobacco, clove or menthol. The bill’s sponsors say that any other flavors attract children to try the project.

Those against the ban say that prohibiting the sale of a legal product would hurt small businesses.

“Everyone who wants to prohibit something to adults, relies on the children to say why the law should be enacted,” says the American Vaping Association’s Gregory Conley. “But in fact the biggest people who will be hurt by this are small business owners as well as consumers across the state of New Jersey.”

The vaping bill advanced in committee Monday.